TOM’s Weekend4th November 2022, 12:00 am
Date(s) - 4th Nov 2022 - 6th Nov 2022
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Ace Hotel & Swim Club is proud to partner with Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) on a festival of activities called TOM’s Weekend during this year’s Palm Springs Pride. ToFF’s ongoing efforts for over three and a half decades have been dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the erotic arts. The Foundation aims to showcase cultural merits of erotic art and promote healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality overall.
The weekend will kick off on Friday 4th November with a poolside pop-up of Tom of Finland Store at the Clubhouse at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, offering new exclusive TOM offerings, limited edition products and collabs with J.W. Anderson, Honey Fucking Dijon, and Happy Hour Skateboards. The pop-up will also feature an exhibition of Polaroid photos taken by Tom of Finland Ambassador Terry Miller.
Activities on Friday will commence with a hyper-pop party by FAKE AND GAY during which, San Francisco based curator and FAKE AND GAY founder Adam Kraft will be setting the mood with afternoon poolside sets alongside Casey MQ, & Saturn. In the evening guests will move on to the Amigo Room at Ace for TOM’s Lounge with music by LA’s house collective TUNNEL and sounds by DJs Oza, Palma, and Sevyn. Rush Davis and Kingdom will join TUNNEL for a special Saturday night set. TOM’s Lounge will also offer a specially curated cocktail menu from which $1 of every drink sale will go towards Tom of Finland Foundation.
On Saturday 5th November, Tom of Finland Foundation Artist-in-Residence Oat Montien will instruct a still life drawing class on the 2nd floor of the Clubhouse and there will be an erotic book signing with Foundation authors.
And finally on Sunday 6th November, Los Angeles based Queer and Trans API collective QNA will close the festival with resident DJs Ly, Jae-An, Howin and Pauliewog on the decks and special performances by artists Yuki and Ethical Drvgs of Jolene – a trans-inclusive variety show that gives transwomen a platform and uplifts female-identifying, femme non-binary & BIPOC dancers.
TOM’s Weekend will be open to the public Friday to Sunday from noon until 2a.
Photos from TOM’s WeekendPHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE HOLMBERG
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Published: 4th November 2022
Categorised in: Exhibitions - Other Artists, Foundation Events